But one of the genre’s most underrated contributions to culture is its revolutionary hairstyles that, in some cases, have made people literally reconsider what is even possible with enough mousse and sheer hubris.
Now, we know what some of you are going to say and angrily comment on Facebook: “Hey, wait a minute?! Some of these are not rock bands! More like IRrelevant Magazine! UNFOLLOW!”
But hair’s the thing: Rock and roll isn’t about electric guitars or big choruses. Rock and roll is a state of mind. And if you can honestly look at any of the following pictures and tell us that any of these individuals don’t exude pure rock attitude, than you, friend, have probably never rocked.
Here are the 12 most life-changing haircuts in the history of Christian rock.
The Tumbleweed – Stryper
Each of these haircuts is fantastic and could probably warrant a spot on the list. But the only fair way to break a four-way tie is to just choose the one with the most volume.
The Great Gazoo – The Faith Tones
This impressive creation is the hair version of the helmet Gazoo wore on the Flintstones.
The Swoop – “Randy”
This shag mop was literally too cool for an actual human being.
The Pit Stop – Sweet Comfort Band
This member of the Sweet Comfort Band looks like he is capable of both a face-melting guitar solo and winning the Daytona 500. Respect.
Head Bangs – Sacred Warrior
Another tough one, but we think we made the right call.
The Part – White Cross
The physics of this one are pretty confusing.
The Suave – DeGarmo and Key
We don’t even need to see the top of this dude’s head to appreciate the smooth doo.
The Kenny Powers – White Cross
The MxPx Logo Dude
Truly an icon.
The Mutton – Country Church
The bold facial hair choice really pulls the whole thing together.
The Sculpture – Orvel and Orvella
Orvella has created nothing short of a masterpiece.
Jesse Carey is a mainstay on the weekly RELEVANT Podcast and member of RELEVANT's executive board. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and two kids.